Above: Mashpi Lodge and the cloud forest at sunset

One of the most memorable activities at Mashpi Lodge was a night hike through the cloud forest. We started our evening with a visit to the Life Centre, part of the lodge that focuses on research, learning and education. From there we gazed across a valley lined by jungle-clad mountains, and on the terrace, we identified numerous birds coming to feed, plus a raccoon-sized tayra, a type of local weasel.

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